Botanical name : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pres.
Family : Crassulaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Sara, Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Jakh me hayat
Malayalam : Ilayinmeltai, Ilamulachi.
Distribution – Cultivated as a garden plant; also growing wild.
An erect perennial succulent herb grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves opposite, decussate, long petioled, acute, dentate or crenate with vegetative buds. Flowers reddish, found in large panicles. Fruits membranous, enclosed by persistent calyx and corolla. Seeds elliptic and smooth.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, vata, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, wound, cuts, boils, ulcers diarrhea, vomiting, blood vomiting and inflammations.
Useful part : Leaves.